Dimmed lights, somber tributes on Vegas shooting anniversary
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The marquees on the glimmering Las Vegas Strip dimmed their lights for three minutes Monday night as officials slowly read the 58 names of the people killed one year earlier in the country's deadliest mass shooting in modern history.
The names of the slain were recited before a silent crowd punctuated by sobs shortly after 10:05 p.m., nearly the exact time that a gunman in a tower suite at the Mandalay Bay casino-resort opened fire on the crowd of 22,000.
The Latest: Vegas shooting survivors form human chain
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on events marking the anniversary of the Oct. 1, 2017, mass shooting in Las Vegas that killed 58 people and injured more than 850 (all times local):
Hundreds of survivors of the Las Vegas mass shooting have formed a human chain around the shuttered site of a country music festival where a gunman opened fire last year.
AP Explains: Where things stand in Vegas shooting aftermath
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas is marking the anniversary of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
Las Vegas pauses but looks ahead a year after mass shooting
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A small bouquet of dried flowers was wedged inside the padlock on Gate 5 of the killing ground that was the Route 91 Harvest Festival one recent day, the only visible reminder that it was the site of the worst mass shooting in modern American history.
Las Vegas shooting survivor, wife learning to live with fear
BONNEY LAKE, Wash. (AP) — Every time Chris Gilman leaves her home at the foot of Washington's Mount Rainier, she fights the gnawing urge to turn around and check that someone isn't about to shoot her.
Sometimes she wins the battle. Sometimes she loses.
For Route 91 survivors, ‘Country Strong’ means community
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — They have the date 10-1-2017 tattooed on their bodies and have memorial walls of pictures in their homes. One woman made a bracelet out of her Route 91 Harvest festival wristband, while many others can be spotted at concerts wearing shirts that say "survivor." They fly flags from their RVs and have stickers on their cars.
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The gunman in the Las Vegas mass shooting was armed with 23 AR-style weapons, 14 of them fitted with "bump stocks" that allowed them to mimic fully automatic fire.
AP: No widespread changes in gun laws after recent shootings
Shortly after last year's shooting massacre on the Las Vegas strip, Ohio Gov. John Kasich convened a panel to explore possible reforms to state gun laws.
A Republican, Kasich wanted to be sure its members clearly supported the Second Amendment. Yet it also was to be bipartisan, representing views across the political spectrum.
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Garden provides place to mourn Las Vegas shooting victims
LAS VEGAS (AP) — An image of Angelica Cervantes' son donning a black-and-yellow security guard T-shirt is one of dozens of smiling photos tacked to walls in a Las Vegas garden decorated with ribbons, cowboy boots, horseshoes and rubber bracelets.
Cervantes visits every other week to gaze at the photo that has withstood the desert sun for almost a year, and to ask her son, Erick Silva, to watch over her, his stepfather and his siblings. "Cuidanos," she begs him, sometimes tearfully.
Vegas shooting survivors describe year of change, challenges
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas massacre claimed 58 lives , making it the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Hundreds more were shot, many of them surviving after a mad dash through a sea of chaos, flying bullets and bodies. Others had to be carried out and would be dead themselves had it not been for everyday heroes who risked their own lives to save someone else's.
Police release more records in Las Vegas massacre
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Accounts of Las Vegas police collecting bloody bullet fragments at hospitals and detectives tracing weapons purchases in five states were among the records released Wednesday from...
Las Vegas shooting survivor speaks on gun control bills
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A survivor of the 2017 mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert has spoken in support of a series of gun bills facing Rhode Island lawmakers.
Judge denies Utah man’s attempt to block bump stock ban
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal judge has denied a Utah gun rights advocate's attempt to block the Trump administration's ban on bump stocks, the gun attachments that allow semi-automatic weapons...
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Inslee signs bump stock buyback funding
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a bill funding bump stock buybacks.
Legislators banned the devices in 2018 and created the buyback program at the same time, but...
Legislature passes halfway mark, key deadline
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington lawmakers are now more than halfway through a 105-day legislative session that has so far included debate over a public health insurance option, raising the...
Court rules gun maker can be sued over Newtown shooting
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gun-maker Remington can be sued over how it marketed the rifle used to kill 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, a divided Connecticut...
Bump stock buyback funding clears Washington legislature
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington lawmakers have approved funding for a bump stock buyback program.
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LAS VEGAS (AP) — A second rural Nevada sheriff cited the Second Amendment in vowing Thursday not to enforce a strict new gun buyer background check law approved by the state Legislature.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A trial date has been reset for a 56-year-old Arizona man facing a federal ammunition-manufacturing charge in Las Vegas in connection with the deadliest mass shooting in the...
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Warren highlights her work on economic crisis in Vegas stop
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democrat Elizabeth Warren used her first visit to Nevada as a presidential candidate to describe a squeeze on working families and a political system that she says fails to protect homeowners, including the residents of Las Vegas who were pummeled by the mortgage crisis a decade ago.
Nevada governor signs gun background check law
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's governor on Friday signed into law a bill expanding background checks to private gun sales and transfers, taking advantage of a Democrat-controlled Legislature to approve the first gun-related bill to cross his desk.
Parkland shooting victims are remembered in silence
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High and other schools across the U.S. bowed their heads in a moment of silence and took part in volunteer projects Thursday to mark the anniversary of the shooting rampage that claimed 17 lives. But for many Parkland students, the tragedy was still so raw they couldn't bring themselves to set foot in the building.
Nevada Senate passes gun background check bill
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Legislation to expand background checks to private gun sales and transfers passed Wednesday in the state Senate with a party-line vote, marking a step forward in a years-long push to close the loophole.
Lawmakers delivered emotional speeches on both sides of the issue one day after a Senate committee approved the measure.
Lawmakers say the legislation would be a fix to a 2016 gun background check initiative approved by voters. The measure has gone unenforced.
Las Vegas massacre survivors speak out on Nevada gun bill
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Survivors of a 2017 mass shooting at a Las Vegas music festival spoke Tuesday in support of a Nevada bill to expand gun background checks to private gun sales and transfers, hours before a state Senate committee passed the measure along party lines.
The attack killed 58 people and left hundreds injured, becoming the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
The Latest: Senate committee passes background check bill
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on a Nevada Legislature committee meeting on a gun sales background check bill (all times local):
A Nevada Senate committee has passed a bill that would require background checks on gun sales and private transfers.
The legislation Tuesday afternoon passed out of the Senate committee along party lines. Lawmakers from both the Assembly and the Senate spent a large portion of the day listening to public comment on the bill during a joint meeting.
Nevada eyes fix for stalled gun background check initiative
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada legislation requiring background checks on gun sales and private transfers was introduced Monday.
The bill underscores a larger push for gun control from Democrats this legislative session, the first since a 2017 mass shooting at a music festival killed 58 people and left hundreds injured. The attack on the Las Vegas Strip was the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
Gun training for teachers among Indiana GOP firearms bills
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana school districts would be able to seek state money to provide gun training for their teachers under a bill endorsed by a legislative committee.
Fire chief wants changes in wake of Las Vegas mass shooting
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A Las Vegas-area fire chief who warned lawmakers months before a 2017 mass shooting at a music festival that Nevada should bolster its emergency management planning says he wants to bypass state lawmakers to get changes made.
Parkland attack fueled big shift in America’s gun politics
Last year's shooting at a Florida high school sparked a movement among a younger generation angered by gun violence and set the stage for a significant shift in America's gun politics.
Thousands of student protesters took to the streets and inspired hashtags such as #NeverAgain and #Enough. They also mobilized to register a new generation of voters.
Justice Department gives California $8.3M for Vegas victims
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department is giving $8.3 million to California to help victims of the 2017 mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip where a gunman opened fire on a country music festival.
Officials have estimated that nearly half the concert attendees were Californians, including 35 of the 58 people killed and about 200 of nearly 900 who were injured.
Nevada Republicans seek influence with citizen involvement
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — With Nevada Democrats controlling both legislative chambers and the governor's mansion, leading Republican lawmakers are acknowledging their limited power in this year's legislative session.
First female-majority legislature in US convenes in Nevada
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's Legislature began Monday as the first in the U.S. with an overall female majority.
Democrats hold control over both chambers of the Legislature, with a two-thirds supermajority in the Assembly.
Many of the women who helped tip the gender balance in the Legislature are Democrats, with the party looking to move on gun reform and health care, among other issues.
Man who sold ammo to Vegas shooter seeks dismissal of charge
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man who provided ammunition to the gunman in the 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting is asking a federal judge to dismiss a charge of illegally manufacturing armor-piercing ammunition.
Prosecutors want right to mention Las Vegas gunman at trial
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal prosecutors want the right to mention Stephen Paddock, the man responsible for the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, during an ammunition trial.
Survivors question brevity of FBI report on Vegas massacre
WASHINGTON (AP) — After a gunman killed 20 first-graders and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School seven years ago, the FBI released 1,500 pages of documents from its investigation.
Its report on the 2017 massacre in Las Vegas was just three pages.
The brevity prompted disbelief and disappointment from survivors and relatives of victims. Even President Donald Trump said he was surprised, though he said he understood the FBI had not determined a motive in the Vegas shooting.
FBI finds no specific motive in Vegas attack that killed 58
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The high-stakes gambler responsible for the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history sought notoriety in the attack but left his specific motive a mystery, the FBI said Tuesday as it concluded the investigation of the 2017 massacre that killed 58 country music fans.
The Latest: Survivor says Vegas gunman ‘just a sick person’
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the FBI's investigation into the 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting (all times local):
Las Vegas shooting survivor Kimberly King says she wasn't surprised that an FBI report released Tuesday found no motive for the gunman because it's felt for a long time like there will be no answers.
King says she had given up on finding a clear motive for Stephen Paddock's attack and says she thinks he "was just a sick person."
Democrat-controlled NY Legislature passes gun control bills
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Democrat-controlled New York Legislature on Tuesday passed a package of bills aimed at making the state's already tough gun laws even stricter, including a measure barring teachers from carrying firearms in schools.
The legislation easily made its way through the Assembly, long controlled by Democrats, and the Senate, where Democrats regained control of the chamber in the November elections.
WHAT’S HAPPENING: Gunman may have planned more attacks
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities reconstructing the movements of Stephen Paddock before he opened fire from his hotel room sniper's perch said Thursday they were looking into whether he checked out larger music festivals in Las Vegas and Chicago.
He booked rooms with views of the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago in August and the Life Is Beautiful show near the Vegas Strip in late September, officials said.
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